Gameday 2009

Gamenight: Phillies (7-8) At Marlins (11-5)

Philadelphia Phillies (7-8) at Florida Marlins (11-5)
Chan Ho Park (0-0, 8.68 ERA) vs. Chris Volstad (2-0, 2.76 ERA)

Time: 7:10 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium, Miami.
Weather: Windy, 76
TV: MyPhl 17, MLB Network
Twitter: Phillies Nation

Seriously, who saw that coming?

After the Phillies practically flatlined against the Brewers Thursday, they repeated that effort Friday. Then in the ninth, one run became another run, and that became a grand slam by Shane Victorino to hand the Phils an improbable 7-3 win over the Marlins. They are now 3.5 games out of first place.

Now the Phils face Chris Volstad, another good young starter with strong numbers in 2009. He hasn’t faced Phillie hitters too much, but of the experience, Chase Utley is striking at a .400 clip with a home run, and Lou Marson is actually 3-for-8 against him, all in the minors.

Chan Ho Park gets the ball for the Phils. He’s coming off a better second start, but still must perform better after winning the fifth-starter role. Florida hitters have struck him well, in limited action. Hanley Ramirez has a home run against Park.

Your gamenight beer: Who wants Sierra Nevada? I do. And I want an Extra Special Ale from the SN crew. This floral concoction is best for March and April, when the trees are sprouting with green and the sun is peeking out of the clouds. Today is a true spring-summer day, but welcome in the beautiful weather with this drink. Eat some wings with this.

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